It’s that time of year again- spring and summer farmer’s markets are back! Stock up on fresh and local produce to spruce up your salad or summer meals thanks to these greater Charlotte farmers markets from Lake Norman to Fort Mill.
As conditions and regulations continue to change, please confirm all details with vendors before making plans.
Open This Month and Next
8410 Rea Road
Opening details: Opening April 10th, every Saturday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from April through October.
Stop by and visit Jason and Kristin from Unity Farmers to shop peaches, tomatoes, melons, squash, plants, herbs, fresh eggs, and flowers all the way through pumpkin season. The market has a number of safety precautions for visitors listed on its website, including wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing, and not touching produce unless planning to purchase.
938 S Kings Dr. and 4833 Sharon Rd.
Opening details: Opening April 16 through September, Tuesday and Friday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The roadside market that draws crowds all over the area is officially back for the season. As you’re running errands in the Metropolitan or walking along the Greenway, stop at Kings Drive for produce, meat, local jams, and all of your gardening needs. If you’re closer to SouthPark, visit the market at 4833 Sharon Road (hours are Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.).
300 S. Davidson St
Opening details: Every Saturday, April 17th – December 11th, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Walk up, drive-in, or cycle through the parking lot of First Baptist Charlotte in Uptown for a wide array of fresh local produce, meats, fish, coffee, tea, baked goods, and other delicious foods.
Camp North End, 300 Camp Road
Opening details: TBD
Coming this spring to Camp North End, North End Farmers Market will be a weekly on-site market beginning in April or early May. Expect local produce, proteins, artisanal food, and select crafters. The twist? They will be a late afternoon/early evening market. Follow them on Instagram to stay in the know as they prepare to open!
1801 Yorkmont Road
October – April
Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
May – September
Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
At-risk populations are advised to come to the market Tuesday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You haven’t shopped at a farmers market until you’ve shopped at the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market. Here you can grab the freshest produce from all over the area, local wines, flowers, crafts, and artisan goods. Go early in the day to make sure you have time to visit all of the vendors. To ensure health and safety of shoppers and vendors, the market recommends shoppers abide by social distancing guidelines and have increased spacing between vendors to 36 feet.
Along the lake at The Shoppes at University Place
Opening details: Every Saturday May through October, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visit to shop for veggies and fruits, pasture-raised eggs and meats, artisanal food, and natural beauty care products. Also enjoy live music from local bands and DJs as well as fun arts and crafts for the family. The market is taking extra safety precautions and ask that there are no dogs at this time in order to increase personal space. Learn more here.
2020 Beatties Ford Road
Opening details:Opening in June through September, every Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Since 2016, the Rosa Parks Farmers Market has been offering locally-grown and seasonal fruits, honey, jams and jellies, baked goods, vegetables, and more.
With their goal being to serve food-insecure neighborhoods in Charlotte and surrounding areas mostly local produce, The Bulb Mobile Market travels up to 30 neighborhoods a month. Partnered with local farmers, backyard gardeners, chefs, credit unions, artists, and other non-profits they are able to get fresh produce while allowing neighbors to choose how much they can afford per item. Not only do they come to neighborhoods Tuesday through Friday, but they also do a drive-thru market every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon as well as make home deliveries to those unable to make it and reside within 10 miles of Garinger High School (1100 Eastway Dr.). Everyone is welcome to shop at these markets. Visit here for their schedule.
7th Street Public Market
224 E. 7th Street
Opening details: Open year-round,
Thursday 11-5 p.m.
Friday 11-7 p.m.
Saturday 11-7 p.m.
Sunday 11-5 p.m.
With over a dozen local vendors, 7th Street Public Market has selections for everyone. Current vendors include Momo Station, Hazelnuts Creperie, Orrman’s, Tank’s Tap, Rico’s Açaí, Not Just Coffee, CLT Find, Pure Pizza, Viva Raw, Assorted Table, Uptown Yolk, It’s Poppin’, and Good Earth Essentials.
South End Market at Atherton
2000 South Blvd.
Opening details: Open year round, every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Local small farmers and artisans gather at Atherton in South End to bring you fresh produce, meats, seafood, eggs, and a variety of dairy products. Also find garden and bath care products while you stroll.
Mecklenburg County Market
1515 Harding Place
Opening details: Open year-round, Weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Pay a visit to the oldest farmers market in NC dating all the way back to 1937. Today the Mecklenburg County Market is still running strong and serving up Beverly’s Gourmet Foods, fresh produce, and a large variety of tomatoes year-round.
Towns Outside of Charlotte
188 N. Trade Street, Matthews
Opening details: Main season begins April 10 through November 20, 8 a.m. to noon.
Take in the beautiful sights and sounds of Spring at Matthews Community Farmers Market. By shopping at the market, you’ll be supporting your local farmers, as all produce and products come from within a 50-mile radius of the market. With over 50 rotating vendors and more joining this year, the market has something for everyone. Visit here for a list of vendors available to pre-order.
7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Mint Hill
Opening details: Season begins May 1, every Saturday through October, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Meet local vendors offering baked goods, crafts, produce and more inside the Carl McEwen Historic Village.
100 Dover St., Pineville
Opening details: Every Saturday, May through September from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Local farmers will gather in Downtown Pineville to offer the best in produce and fresh food beginning in May.
101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville
Opening details: Beginning May 8, every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
Since 1999, Huntersville Growers’ Market has been providing the area with locally grown food products. The weekly market is open May through August with lots of kid-friendly events and produce, flowers, and baked goods along with jewelry, plants, and crafts. Visit them online for pre-orders for onsite pick-up.
Veterans Park, 106 N. White Street, Fort Mill, SC
Opening details: Every Saturday from May 8 through Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This farmers market will sell local produce, farm and agricultural products, and handmade/handcrafted items.
1010 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill, SC
Opening details: Opening date is TBD, but is planned to be in April.
Known for their tree-ripened peaches since 1936, families can still stock up on the freshest fruits and vegetables at Springs Farm before indulging in homemade baked goods and ice cream. In season right now are strawberries and peaches, but you can also find tomatoes, squash, melons, cucumbers, peppers, and much more during spring, summer, and fall.
Located by the Old Post Office and General Store at Harris Depot Park: 6960 Harris Depot Road, Harrisburg
Opening details: Mondays starting May 3 through early October, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Shop for products from local food craftsman, bakers, artisans, and producers in addition to several local farmers who will be returning this season. Expect to see the areas best spring produce, herbs and plants, pastured pork, grass-fed beef, free-range eggs and poultry, and locally made cheese at the market.
27290 Waxhaw Parkway, Waxhaw
Opening details: Season begins April 10, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Since 2001, Waxhaw Farmers Market has provided customers with fresh-from-the-farm goods. As a “growers-only” market, meaning vendors proudly grow and make all of their products locally, you can find fresh meats, eggs, artisan foods, native plants and flowers, and more.
Gastonia Farmers Market
410 E Long Ave, Gastonia
Opening details: The season starts in April on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. In May, add Tuesdays and Thursdays to the schedule with the same hours.
Expect 100% vendor-grown or made vegetables, fruit, and more. The market will continue operating normal hours, but all events are suspended. Many vendors are accepting pre-orders via phone or website.
1316 Providence Road South Waxhaw
Mon Fri, 9 – 6:30
Saturday 8 – 6:30
Sunday 11 – 5
Since 2002, Union Market has been serving the community of Waxhaw fresh vegetables, fruits, prepared foods, honey and elderberry, breads, dairy products, pies, chickens and meats, jams, and more! Free curbside contactless pickup is available this year when you order online. If you’re in their delivery area, opt in to get your goods delivered with free home delivery for orders over $89.
518 Winecoff School Rd, Concord
Opening details: Beginning May 4, every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through early October.
Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Concord, Rotary Square and Market offers local produce, meat, eggs, plants, crafts, tea, fish, goat cheeses, soaps, local honey, and baked goods.
Pursuit Church parking lot, 3618 MC Hwy 16, Denver
Opening details: Already open, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Back at their newest location, Pursuit Church parking lot, Denver NC Farmers Market has a variety of local things to offer this season. Fresh produce, dairy products, baked goods, handcrafted jewelry, home décor, bath products, and more will be at the market each Saturday.
401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis
Opening details: Thursday’s 4 to 7 p.m. from May through September.
Join new and returning vendors to shop a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as honey, prepared foods, spices, and crafts. For updates, text MARKET to 855-969-4358.
2103 S. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis
Opening details: Open 7 days a week from April-October.
Established in 1972, this family-founded market is still offering the Kannapolis area local products including produce, flowers, pottery to pumpkins, gourds, fall decor, and Christmas trees. Farm Fresh Market is different from the rest because the founding family is still running it over 40 years later, and everything you see at the market is sourced from local farmers. With 5 locations in Concord, Kannapolis, Charlotte, and Cornelius, there’s a large variety of what you can find! Follow them on Facebook for updates on the spring season.
Old Town Farmers Market
Legal Remedy Brewing, Rock Hill
Opening details: Season begins April 3rd, every Saturday through mid November 8 a.m. – noon.
Celebrating their 4th annual farmers market at Legal Remedy Brewing, Old Town Farmers Market has all the local goods you need. Expect fresh produce, farm products, seafood, honey, flowers, and much more from local vendors. Live updates and a weekly vendor list posted will be every Thursday on their Facebook page. Many vendors are accepting pre-orders when available.
19905 W Catawba Ave Suite 104-B, Cornelius
Store hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m.– 8:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m.– 9:30 p.m.; Sunday: 11:30 a.m.– 7:30 p.m.
Head to beautiful Lake Norman for the indoor LKN Farmers Market open year-round. Choose from a wide selection of jams, jars of honey, sauces, meats, dairy products, and much more. Visit here for a full list of vendors.
City Pavilion, 126 West Marion Street, Shelby
Opening details: Opening in April through October, every Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. Add Wednesdays to the schedule starting in May.
With 3 locations to serve you, Foothills Farmers Market offers local, fresh food and handmade goods to customers while helping reduce hunger and food insecurity in Cleveland County. Their 2021 vendor lineup features 71 farmers, growers, food producers, and artisans. Visit their Facebook page to view the vendor list this year!
First Presbyterian Church, 237 2nd St NW, Hickory
Opening details: Regular season begins April 17.
Over 45 vendors rotate to offer a variety of fresh, locally grown produce, beef, pork, chicken, fish, potted plants and herbs, flowers, honey, preserves, made from scratch baked goods, hand-made soaps, lotions, pet treats, and much more! Stay tuned to their Facebook for updates and vendor lists each Saturday.